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Adult Head Jeff Tweedy is not a Great Poet He is however an amazing songwriter Many of these poems evolved into some of the best Wilco songs specifically the A Ghost is Born period When I say Tweedy is not a Great Poet, I do not mean that he is not a really good poet, and I think he is One of the many reasons that Wilco s songs will never be heard on the radio is that Tweedy s lyrics are oftenpoetry than anything else He is not, however, what anyone would mistake for a schooled poet, and songwr Jeff Tweedy is not a Great Poet He is however an amazing songwriter Many of these poems evolved into some of the best Wilco songs specifically the A Ghost is Born period When I say Tweedy is not a Great Poet, I do not mean that he is not a really good poet, and I think he is One of the many reasons that Wilco s songs will never be heard on the radio is that Tweedy s lyrics are oftenpoetry than anything else He is not, however, what anyone would mistake for a schooled poet, and songwriters are so very often dismissed as poets regardless of how unfairly, but I think that this collection is a strong argument for Tweedy s legitimacy in the field A great look into Tweedy s writing process Several lines are featured, usually slightly tweaked, in Wilco songs specifically the album A Ghost is Born. I m generally a big fan of Tweedy s work but much of this collection felt a bitlike a glimpse into his notebooks than a finished collection of poetry to me Maybe I should have looked at it as suchas a glimpse into his notebooks, I actually found it quite fascinating Anyone familiar with his songs will instantly recognize some of the seeds I d still consider it a good read for fans of Tweedybut not so much for someone looking for a solid collection of poetic work. It just needed to be longer I ve had this book for years I bought it at a Wilco concert I m not sure why it took me so long to read it None of the poems really resonated with me I liked discovering lines that appear in some of Wilco s songs, and there were some other beautifully written lines in here as well But I rate books based on how much I enjoyed reading them, and sadly, I didn t feel much enjoyment with this. I didn t love every poem in this book, but there are several that really hit me hard. picked JT s book of poetry up at a Wilco concert both were lovely now i just want for the author to sign it Myreview Disclaimer I think I have been pretty objective here but you should know that I am a huge Wilco fan I am not sure how I would have felt about the poems in Jeff Tweedy s Adult Head had I read it prior to the release of Wilco s album A Ghost is Born Several of the poems, or at least some of their individual stanzas, have since appeared in song format on that album and changes, somewhat, the idea that the writing in Adult Head is poetry in a traditional sense Lyrics for Co Myreview Disclaimer I think I have been pretty objective here but you should know that I am a huge Wilco fan I am not sure how I would have felt about the poems in Jeff Tweedy s Adult Head had I read it prior to the release of Wilco s album A Ghost is Born Several of the poems, or at least some of their individual stanzas, have since appeared in song format on that album and changes, somewhat, the idea that the writing in Adult Head is poetry in a traditional sense Lyrics for Company in my Back , Muzzle of Bees , At Least That s What You Said , Hell is Chrome , I m a Wheel , and probably some that I ve missed, all appear in infant form within these poems making Adult Headlike an intimate portrait of Tweedy s songwriting process than a book of poetry.Imagery and ideas are occasionally repeated Prayer 2 Muzzle , Sister Invention I m a Wheel , At Night Blueheart Chrome as if they are being polished until fit just right Other times the inital draft feel is clear and a few pieces feel as if they have been meshed from several different thoughts Often in the same poem a stanza will resonate all on its own but feel off kilter in context of the entire piece First This is a strong example of the order or disorder of some of these works The first two stanzas of First This hold together well but the third takes the reader just off base However, if the poem is read with the last stanza first, the cohesiveness of the piece seems to come together and progressreadily Of course, this may have been Tweedy s intention especially in this case the poem IS titled First This but the technique provesof a distraction than a pause to consider It seems Tweedy may even be aware of this weakness as he broke down the piece Muzzle into two separate songs on Ghost is Born the first three stanzas becoming Muzzle of Bees and the last two becoming At Least That s What You Said.All of that said, there is still plenty of fresh material Way of Light Christmas, 1978 and its companion piece Christmas, 1978, Later catch the enormous emotional charge of coming of age the pain of learning that childhood s magic is often just mundane trickery Doris and The Bench Warmers Daughter create such crystal clear character studies Tweedy might as well have pasted down photos as soon as words Easy Bake Oven is innocently seething with its final line, and I ve never been too sad to eat And there are, of course, those pieces that are just waiting to burst into song Temper, Temper , Poison Color , Blueheart Chrome.Overall, an interesting body of work that should definately be revisited in light of A Ghost is Born A great companion piece to the cd but also a stand alone book of unorthodox and highly personal poetry apparently I like his poems better as songs Adult Head is the first book of poetry by Jeff Tweedy, the songwriting genius behind the band Wilco In turns surreal and concrete, playful and serious, urgent and whimsical, Adult Head rewards readers with a unique prosody and deep wisdom Culled from the same mind responsible for some of the best lyrics and music made in the past decade, this volume displays Tweedy s prodigious talent for poetry on the page Jeff Tweedy has devoted the last twenty years of his life to songwriting and music making As a member of the band Wilco and formerly of the band Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy and his band mates have garnered respect and praise from Rolling Stone, Spin, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune Tweedy lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons


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